Facilities Technician - Contract Assignment thru 2014

  • Bridgeton, MO
  • Contract

Company Description

Nesher Pharmaceuticals (USA) LLC, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer located in St. Louis, MO, is a subsidiary of privately held Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. Our business is redefining the standards for pharmaceutical performance, shaped by a passion to deliver value through innovation and an unwavering commitment to compliance. We equate business success with an environment in which employees are encouraged to maximize their potential through personal growth and accountability, resulting in outstanding results for both our people and the customers we serve. If you have the drive and desire to reach a higher level in your career as part of a growth-centric team, come join us!

Job Description

Summary

Performs routine and extensive maintenance tasks involving the maintenance, repair, installation and overhaul of facility, utility and support equipment.  Duties aligned to Operating business unit to maintain equipment and support systems in validated and compliant state.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executes diagnosis, troubleshooting and repair of facility, utility and support equipment.
  • Promptly reports any equipment abnormalities to Supervisor to expedite the resolution of such problems.
  • Completes all work in a professional manner consistent with all code and trade standards, as well as industry accepted safety and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations.
  • Follows verbal and written instructions of supervisor or department manager.
  • Maintains equipment cleanliness during all process operations so as not to jeopardize product quality and/or purity.
  • Maintains work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Completes and documents detailed information pertaining to all corrective and routine preventive maintenance and scheduled performance evaluations for assigned equipment.
  • Performs routine maintenance including, but not limited to, lubrication, filter changes, safety equipment checks as per company guidelines.
  • Receives minimal instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.
  • Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.
  • Applies job skills and company’s policies and procedures to complete a wide range of difficult tasks.
  • Adheres to all cGMPs, compliance/regulatory mandates and quality requirements.
  •  Assists in identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to meet departmental and Company objectives.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of electrical maintenance of low voltage machine control wiring through 480 volt, 3-phase feeder installation. Basic understanding of National Electrical Code, conduit installation, schematic interpretation and electrical troubleshooting using multimeters, ammeters, photo-tachometers and other electrical test equipment.
  • Ability to read/understand electrical diagrams and ladder logic. Capable of making minor modifications to PLC ladder logic.
  • Ability to install and repair steel, copper, cast iron and PVC piping systems for steam, air, water, and process manufacturing applications.
  • Ability to tear down and repair basic machine components (i.e., gears, bearings, shafts, chains, sprockets, pulleys, cams, etc.). Able to use precision measuring equipment (i.e., dial calipers, micrometers, etc.), and to convert from U.S. standard to metric, or metric to U.S. standard units of measure.
  • Understanding of calibration principles a plus.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair boilers and steam related systems.
  • Ability to operate and maintain USP water systems.
  • Ability to maintain chillers and HVAC systems a plus.
  • Ability to weld, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend equipment manuals and blueprints.
  • Ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions with direct supervisor, peers and other department managers.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and to solve problems independently.
  • Valid Driver’s License to move between buildings.
  • Must be able to read, comprehend and execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and instruction documents written in English.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or general education diploma (GED).
  • Three years’ related industrial experience in a maintenance environment.
  • Completion of related apprenticeship program or trade school for maintenance technologies preferred.
  • Specific HVAC and boiler experience preferred. 

 

Work environment

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the individual is required to:

  1. Stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop or crouch, kneel, reach, push, pull, grasp, feel, talk, and hear.
  1. Have clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less with the ability to judge distance and space relationships, bring object into sharp focus and see up and down or to the right or left while fixed on a point. Must also have the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  1. Exert an amount of force continuously and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of  force rarely by utilizing a hand truck to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

  1. Sufficient noise to occasionally cause the individual to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  1. Individual is in a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current and exposure to chemicals.
  2. Atmospheric conditions sometimes expose individual to dust, for which protective equipment is available.
  3. Individual may be required to wear respiratory devices that include but are not limited to: Air Purifying Respirators (APR) which include half-face and full-face negative pressure respirators, hooded powered air purifying respirators, or Supplied Air Respirators (SAR), which include hooded or full face supplied air respirators.

 

Additional Information

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